Los Angeles’ French Exit have announced they will be calling it quits after playing four final shows later this month, and in early June. Here’s what the band had to say about their decision to throw in the towel:
“You’ve gotta admit, it’s time to move on.”
One of us is leaving to do new things in life – and so we’re no longer going to be a band. Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of everything we’ve done – bands we’ve played with, bookers, venues, people whose floors we’ve slept on, and anyone yelling along at a show – there’s too many of you to name. We started this band just for fun, and never thought we’d put out records, play so many great shows, or have other people singing our songs. We’ve made our friends and families during the time with this band. It’s all been ridiculously fun and a huge part of our lives, and we owe you for it.
We have 4 shows left – 5/29 for VLHS’s 4th anniversary, 6/3 in LA with Teenage Bottlerocket, 6/5 in LA for Pussy Cow’s 10th anniversary, and our final show will be Saturday 6/6 at VLHS in Pomona. We’re still setting the bands for that last show, but will update with an event as soon as it’s finalized. We’re going to miss you, and are really going to miss playing. We hope you’ll come out in June to see us and party one last time.
Thank you for everything-
The band’s sole full-length album Guts and Black Stuff was released in December of 2013 through It’s Alive Records. Their full discography is available for streaming on their Bandcamp page, and I highly recommend giving it a listen.